Honda Racing - Mxsx


Andrew Short Profile Picture
  • Stats

    Residence Smithville, TX
    National # 29
    Began Riding 1987
    First Race 1987
    Training Road biking, motocross
    Hobbies Road biking, Tennis
    Height 5'11
    Weight 170
  • Bio

    • / Honda Racing’s Andrew Short is most definitely a sportsman and a brilliant rider. He’s modest, soft-spoken a family man and anything but unapproachable. He’s also super consistent and blazingly fast. Short knows that one of the secrets of ending the year with a wheelbarrow full of championship points is to finish every race and be consistent. Jeremy McGrath also knows how to be consistent and win races. The all time Supercross race winner and 7 time Supercross champion has joined forces with Larry Brooks, and Honda to form a new team for 2012. With the knowledge of McGrath and Brooks in his corner Andrew is looking to have his best year to date in both Supercross and Nationals. “Training for Supercross and Motocross is completely different,” says Short. “Supercross is more of a sprint, more high-end. You have to have really quick reflexes.

      Riding outdoors is more physically demanding. “The thing I like most about racing Supercross is the rhythm and flow of the race. It’s not so wide open and pure speed. It’s a whole other animal from outdoors.”
Short’s work ethic reminds you of another legendary Honda champion, Jeff Stanton, also a quiet rider who won his titles by hard work and a never-quit attitude.

“I think luck has something to do with it—with any racing—and what we do is obviously a dangerous sport, but it’s in a controlled environment too,” says Short. “I try to stay as healthy as possible off the bike by exercising and working out, so when you do crash you can recoup quicker and recover a little faster.

I think in racing you’re only as good as your last race,” says Short. “One day when I’m done racing, I might look back and reflect on what I accomplished, but until then I’m just trying to keep my head down and achieve what I can. Motocross is a very humbling sport. You always have to treat it with respect, and you always have to give it 100 percent.”

Short seems perfectly matched to his Honda CRF450R. In his hands and under his guidance, the 450 floats over an MX or SX course like a feather. He and his CRF450 seem to get along particularly well.

“The 2012
      bike is awesome, I am really looking forward to competing in Supercross and the outdoor nationals this year!”

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  • Race History

    • 2009

      3rd AMA/FIM Supercross Series
      2nd AMA Motocross Series


      3rd AMA/FIM Supercross Series
      3rd AMA Motocross Series
      4th U.S. Open


      16th AMA/FIM Supercross Series
      3rd AMA Motocross Series


      2nd AMA West Supercross Lites Series
      1st AMA East/West Supercross Lites Shootout
      4th AMA Motocross Lites Series


      22nd AMA 250 Supercross Series
      3rd AMA 125 West Supercross Series
      2nd AMA 125 National Motocross Series


      17th AMA 250 Supercross Series
      7th AMA 125 West Supercross Series
      34th AMA 125 National Motocross Series


      30th AMA 250 Supercross Series
      3rd AMA 125 West Supercross Series
      1st AMA 125 East/West Supercross Shootout
      11th AMA 125 National Motocross Series


      12th AMA 125 West Supercross Series